New tool to show EU towns and cities exporting to Japan

Interested in what opportunities the EU’s trade deal with Japan might bring to your country or your home town? The new tool developed by the European Commission includes infographics for each EU country, detailing the number of exporting companies, the number of jobs supported by exports to Japan, a list of products exported from each […]

EU-Japan Summit: a landmark moment for trade and cooperation

At the 25th EU-Japan Summit, which took place in Tokyo in July, two agreements have been signed that will significantly boost bilateral trade (the Strategic Partnership Agreement and the Economic Partnership Agreement). The Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan creates an open trade zone covering over 600 million people and nearly a third […]

Survey on the use of preferential rules of origin under the Free Trade Agreements of the European Union

When the European Union concludes a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with a partner country, its exporters can benefit from reduced duty (or duty-free) treatment when exporting to that country. In order to qualify for this preferential treatment, the product must originate from an FTA party, in other words, it must fulfil all the rules of […]

C’est quoi REX pour l’exportateur

Procédure d’auto-certification douanière ‘REX’ de la Commission européenne afin de jouir des tarifs préférentiels négociés dans les accords commerciaux de l’Union européenne

EU and Mexico reach new agreement on trade

The European Union and Mexico reached recently a new agreement on trade, part of a broader, modernised EU-Mexico Global Agreement.

EUR 400 million to protect nature and the environment

The LIFE Programme of the European Commission has launched its 2018 call for proposals. This year’s call has close to EUR 400 million to fund projects in the fields of environment & resource efficiency, climate action and nature & biodiversity conservation.